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  • Registration Information

    The Office of the Registrar is responsible for registering students for classes, charging tuition and fees, and processing course changes and withdrawals.

    Registration procedures and deadlines are different for degree-seeking students and students taking continuing education courses.

    Degree Students

    Continuing degree students register through the New School's online registration system in April for the following fall term and in November for the following spring term.

    Visit www.newschool.edu/reginfo to learn about advising information and things you will need to do before registering.

    New students register over the summer for the fall term and in January for the spring term. Visit the New Student Information site for registration dates, procedures, and policies.

    Fall 2014 Registration

    Student Type Registration Time and Date
    Graduate Continuing Students including Graduate Certificate 8:00 a.m. Apr 7–11:59 p.m. May 2
    AAS Online Only Students (Fashion Marketing and Graphic Design Online) 8:00 a.m. Apr 7–11:59 p.m. May 2
    PS/LC BAFA 8:00 a.m. Apr 7–11:59 p.m. May 2 
    BA, BS Seniors 9:30 a.m. Apr 7–11:59 p.m. May 2
    AAS Continuing Students 8:00 a.m. Apr 14–11:59 p.m. May 2
    AAS Summer and Fall 2014 Admits 8:00 a.m. Apr 15–11:59 p.m. May 2
    BA, BS Juniors 9:30 a.m. Apr 10–11:59 p.m. May 2
    BFA, BBA Seniors: Group 1, ALT PINs 175001 to 187500 7:30 a.m. Apr 10–11:59 p.m. May 2
    BFA, BBA Seniors: Group 2, ALT PINs 187501 to 200000 8:00 a.m. Apr 10–11:59 p.m. May 2
    BFA, BBA Juniors: Group 1, ALT PINs 150001 to 162500 7:30 a.m. Nov 17–11:59 p.m. May 2
    BFA, BBA Juniors: Group 2, ALT PINs 162501 to 175000 8:00 a.m. Apr 17–11:59 p.m. May 2
    BA, BS Sophomores and Freshmen 9:30 a.m. Apr 17–11:59 p.m. May 2
    BFA, BBA Sophomores: Group 1, ALT PINs 125001 to 137500 
    BFA, BBA Sophomores: Group 2, ALT PINs 137501 to 150000
    7:30 a.m. Apr 24–11:59 p.m. May 2 
    8:00 a.m. Apr 24–11:59 p.m. May 2
    BFA, BBA Freshmen: Group 1, ALT PINs 100000 to 112500 7:30 a.m. Apr 24–11:59 p.m. May 2
    BFA, BBA Freshmen: Group 2, ALT PINs 112501 to 125000
    Parsons Paris Seniors 
    Parsons Paris Juniors
    8:00 a.m. Apr 24–11:59 p.m. May 2
    11:45 a.m. (5:45 p.m. Paris time) Apr 9–11:50 p.m. May 2
    11:45 a.m. (5:45 p.m. Paris time) Apr 16–11:59 p.m. May 2
    Parsons Paris Sophomores and Freshmen                    11:45 a.m. (5:45 p.m. Paris time) Apr 23–11:59 p.m. May 2
    NSPE  
    BA, BS, BFA 9:00 a.m. Apr 7–11:59 p.m. May 2
    MATESOL 9:00 a.m. Apr 7–11:59 p.m. May 2
    Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy  9:00 a.m. Apr 7–11:59 p.m. May 2
    CRW 9:00 a.m. Apr 7–11:59 p.m. May 2
    MED CCT (credit certificates: DOCS, MMTR, MMSL majors) 9:00 a.m. Apr 7–11:59 p.m. May 2
    MED MA, MS 18+ credits 9:00 a.m. Apr 7–11:59 p.m. May 2
    MED MA, MS 9–17.99 credits 9:00 a.m. Apr 8–11:59 p.m. May 2
    MED MA, MS 0–8.99 credits 9:00 a.m. Apr 9–11:59 p.m. May 2
    MED and MEM NODG 9:00 a.m. Apr 9–11:59 p.m. May 2
    NSSR  
    All 9:00 a.m. Apr 7–11:59 p.m. May 2
    Jazz
    JZ/LC BAFA
    BFA

    9:00 a.m. Apr 7–11:59 p.m. May 2 
    9:00 a.m. Apr 14–11:59 p.m. May 2
    Mannes  
    College 9:00 a.m. Apr 14–11:59 p.m. May 2
    Extension 9:00 a.m. Apr 7–11:59 p.m. May 2
    Lang  
    BA/BFA Students      8:00 a.m. Apr 7–11:59 p.m. May 2
    Seniors 9:30 a.m. Apr 7–11:59 p.m. May 2 (current juniors)
    Juniors 9:30 a.m. Apr 10–11:59 p.m. May 2 (current sophomores)
    Sophomores and Freshmen  9:30 a.m. Apr 17–11:59 p.m. May 2 (current freshmen)
    Continuing Nondegree and Visiting  9:30 a.m. Apr 17–11:59 p.m. May 2 
    Drama  
    All (MFA and BFA)  9:00 a.m. Apr 7–11:59 p.m. May 2

    Fall Late Registration and Payment Fees

    Students registered for the fall semester are required to make payment or approved payment arrangements by August 10. Failure to do so will result in a late payment fee of $150. If you register after August 10, you will be charged a late registration fee of $150.

    Spring Late Registration and Payment Fees

    Students registered for the spring semester will be required to make payment or approved payment arrangements by January 10. Failure to do so will result in a late payment fee of $150. If you register after January 10, you will be charged a late registration fee of $150.

    Avoiding Late Payment and Registration Fees

    • If at all possible, register for fall courses in April and for spring courses in November. Advisors may not be available during the summer months. Check with your department or school for advising availability.
    • Complete the financial aid application process as quickly and efficiently as possible. Do not delay in submitting critical documents. Check with Student Financial Services if you have any questions or concerns about your financial aid package.
    • Sign up for the payment plan on time. Check with Student Financial Services if you need an application or have a questions. New School for Social Research maintenance-of-status students are now eligible to join the tuition payment plan.
    • Check your account through my.newschool.edu on a regular basis to find out about any outstanding charges. Take care of any charges promptly.
    • Bills will be sent in early July for the fall semester and in early December for the spring semester. If a balance remains on your account after tuition, housing, and other fees have been charged, send the balance due by the payment deadline date.
    • If you will be receiving a third-party reimbursement, be sure to submit the appropriate documents to Student Financial Services by the payment deadline date.

    Late Fee Appeals

    If you are charged a late payment fee or late registration fee and have extenuating circumstances that warrant a review of the fee, you can appeal by writing a letter stating your case and attaching appropriate documentation. The appeal must be received before October 15 for the fall term and before February 15 for the spring term. You must pay the fee before the appeal can be reviewed. If the appeal is granted, you will be issued a refund.

    Send the appeal to

    Late Fee Appeal Committee c/o University Registrar
    The New School
    79 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor
    New York, NY 10003

    Add/Drop and Withdrawals

    To add or drop a course, you must contact your advisor for approval and instructions. All course changes must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar, either in person or through my.newschool.edu. No course change is effective until you have completed this process.

    Please note that class attendance and/or completion of course requirements alone does not constitute formal registration and does not make you eligible to receive credit for that course. Likewise, failure to attend classes, failure to complete coursework, failure to complete payment, or notification to the instructor does not constitute official withdrawal and may result in permanent grades of "WF" on your record.

    A grade of "W" indicates withdrawal from a course without academic penalty. Written permission to withdraw must be obtained from your advisor and submitted in person to the Office of the Registrar. In addition, graduate students, except those at Parsons The New School for Design and Mannes College The New School for Music, can be assigned a final grade of "W" by the instructor. The course will appear on the student's transcript with a grade of "W" and is not counted in the cumulative GPA. See also Grade Descriptions.

    Add/Drop and Withdrawal Deadlines for All On-Site Courses

    Action Deadline
    Adding a course Through the second week of the semester
    Dropping a course Through the third week of the semester
    Withdrawal with a grade of "W" for all graduate students except at Parsons and Mannes The fourth week through the end of the semester
    Withdrawal with a grade of "W" for all undergraduate and Parsons and Mannes graduate students The fourth week through the seventh week of the semester
    Withdrawal with a grade of "WF" for all undergraduates and Parsons and Mannes graduate students The eighth week through the end of the semester

    Please Note

    There is a financial penalty for dropping classes once the term has begun. The penalty is waived if an equal number of credits is added on the same day. See the Refunds section for more information.

    Late-starting courses can be added after these deadlines with the permission of your program.

    Add/Drop and Withdrawal Deadlines for All Online Courses

    Action Deadline
    Adding a course Through the second week of the semester
    Dropping a course Through the fourth week of the semester
    Withdrawal with a grade of "W" for all graduate students except at Parsons and Mannes The fifth week through the end of the semester
    Withdrawal with a grade of "W" for all undergraduate and Parsons and Mannes graduate students The fifth week through the seventh week of the semester for 15-week courses. For shorter courses, the deadline is the end of the fifth week.
    Withdrawal with a grade of "WF" for all undergraduates and Parsons and Mannes graduate students The eighth week through the end of the semester for 15-week courses. For shorter courses, WF will apply as of the sixth week of the semester.

    Continuing Education Students

    • Registration begins as soon as course offerings are officially announced, either in a catalog or online.
    • Before registering, be sure to familiarize yourself with the school's refund policies in the event that you need to withdraw from a course.
    • Payment is due at the time of registration.

    Registration Options

    • Online: ceregistration.newschool.edu/register
    • Phone (noncredit only): 212.229.5690
    • Fax: 212.229.5648
    • In person or mail: Office of the Registrar, 72 Fifth Avenue, lower level, New York, NY 10011
    • For fax and mail registration, please use the registration forms in your catalog or download the forms above in the Related Links section.

    Add/Drop, Withdrawal, and Refunds

    These policies are applicable to all noncredit and undergraduate nondegree credit students.

    Withdrawing from courses, transferring from one course to another, registration for additional courses, and changes of status (from noncredit to credit, for example) must be completed within the deadlines shown in the schedules below.

    To add another course(s) after you have already registered, just complete the normal registration process online, in person, or by mail/fax before the deadline (see schedule below). Note: general credit registration for nine or more credits requires permission.

    Withdrawals, transfers from one course to another, and changes of student status must be made in writing. (They cannot be made by telephone.) Any additional tuition or fees are payable at the time the change is made.

    • To transfer from one course to another, download and complete the Noncredit Registration Add-Drop Form (PDF)
      or the General Credit Registration Add/Drop Form, as appropriate.
    • To withdraw from a course without adding another, download and complete the Request to Drop (PDF) form. Or you can write a letter to the registrar stating your wish to withdraw from the course. Be sure to include your first and last names, your New School ID number (or date of birth), and the course master number (from your course schedule-receipt).

    Submit your signed and dated request by email (PDF), fax, mail, or in person.

    • Email reghelp@newschool.edu. Please send the request from the email address you provided at registration.
    • Fax to 212.229.5648.
    • Mail to The New School, Registrar's Office, 72 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011.
    • Bring your request in person to 72 Fifth Avenue, lower level.

    Deadlines to Add, Drop, or Change Status

    Fall and Spring Semester Full-Term and Online Courses

    This schedule applies to all classroom courses scheduled to start during the first week of the semester and meet for 10-15 weeks and to all online courses.

    Schedule Type Deadline
    On-site 10–15 weeks Before end of week 2
    Online 15 weeks Before end of week 2
    Online 9 weeks Before end of week 2
    Online 5 weeks Before end of week 2

     

    On-Site Short, Intensive, and Summer Courses

    This schedule applies to all classroom courses in the summer term and to any courses in fall and spring semester scheduled to start after the first week of the semester or scheduled for less than 10 weeks on any schedule. Course tuition will be refunded in full if formal written withdrawal is received before the first class meeting.

    Schedule Type Deadline
    10 or more sessions Before 3rd session
    6–9 sessions Before 2nd session
    3–5 sessions Before 1st session
    1–2 sessions Before 1st session
    Summer intensive programs See website

    Refund Policies

    Tuition will be refunded in full only if formal written withdrawal is received before the first day of the academic term. Otherwise, any refund will be pro-rated as described in the Add/Drop Schedules below. Please note that the first day of the academic term may occur before the first meeting day of your course (see academic calendar).

    • Exception for online courses: The first week of online courses is an orientation. Written notice of withdrawal received during the first week the course is online will qualify for a full refund. After that, refunds will be prorated in accordance with the table below.
    • Exception for late-starting or short courses and summer courses: Written notice of withdrawal received before the date of the first class meeting will qualify for a full refund. After that, refunds will be prorated in accordance with the table below. `

    Refunds are computed from the date and time the written request is received in the Registrar's Office or the date of the postmark if the request is mailed.

    The registration/university services fee is not refundable unless a student's withdrawal is due to the university canceling the course or changing the class schedule or instructor.

    Refunds of fees paid by credit card will be processed as a credit to the credit card account.

    • Failure to attend classes or notification to the instructor does not constitute official withdrawal or qualify for a refund. Failure to make or complete payment does not constitute official withdrawal. You must notify the Registrar's Office in writing as outlined above.

    Refunds for Canceled Courses

    The New School reserves the right to cancel courses or adjust curriculum. Courses are typically canceled because of insufficient enrollment, withdrawal of the instructor, or inability to secure appropriate instructional space. If your course is canceled, you will be notified by the registrar's office and asked whether you wish to transfer to another course or to receive a full refund of tuition and fees. Students in a certificate program should consult with a program advisor if a required course is canceled.

    Refund Schedules

    Fall and Spring Semester Full-Term and All Online Courses

    This schedule applies to all classroom courses scheduled to start during the first week of the semester and meet for 10-15 weeks and to all online courses.

    Schedule Type Refund Period (Tuition Charged) Credit Students' Period to Withdraw with Grade of "W"
    On-site 10–15 weeks Before end of week 4 (up to end of week 1, 100%; after week 1, 10% per week) 4th thru 7th week
    Online 15 weeks Before end of week 4 (up to end of week 1, 100%; after week 1, 10% per week) 4th thru 7th week
    Online 9 weeks Before end of week 4 (up to end of week 1, 100%; after week 1, 10% per week) 5th week
    Online 5 weeks Before end of week 2 (up to end of week 1, 100%; after week 1, 30%) 3rd week

    On-Site Short, Intensive, and Summer Courses

    This schedule applies to all classroom courses in the summer term and to any courses in fall or spring semester scheduled to start after the first week of the semester or scheduled for less than 10 weeks on any schedule. Course tuition will be refunded in full if formal written withdrawal is received before the first class meeting.

    Schedule Type Refund Period (Tuition Charged) Credit Students' Period to Withdraw with Grade of "W"
    10 or more sessions Before 4th session (10% per session) Between 3rd and 7th sessions
    6–9 sessions Before 3rd session (15% per session) Between 3rd and 4th sessions
    3–5 sessions Before 2nd session (30%) Not applicable
    1–2 sessions Before 1st session (full refund) Not applicable
    Summer intensive programs See website

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